Jimmy Ray Brightwell
Jimmy Ray Brightwell, 69, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
He was born March 31, 1947, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the son of L.D. and Leoda (Luther) Brightwell. On Nov. 6, 2009, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Kimmee Petty, who survives.
Additional survivors include: two sons, Clint Brightwell and Jason Brightwell both of Reedley, Calif.; his parents, L.D. and Leoda Brightwell; three sisters, De McGruder of Cassville, Deronda Gurney and her husband Tom of Shell Knob, and Debra McIntyre and her husband Tim of Kingsburg, Calif.; one granddaughter; one great- granddaughter; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phyllis and Mike Petty.
He graduated from high school in Dinuba, Calif. During the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Marines from May 31, 1966 until April 9, 1969. Graveside services with military honors were held Sunday in Clio Cemetery at Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor James Weaver and Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services.
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